• Question: what will you do if you dont win

    Asked by the best likes bats to Jonathan, Kellie, Kevin, Melissa, Stephanie on 26 Apr 2016. This question was also asked by Desmond, beststudentevs.
    • Photo: Jonathan Jackson

      Jonathan Jackson answered on 26 Apr 2016:

      I have to be honest – I already feel like I won. I get to spend two weeks talking about science to enthusiastic students from all over. It’s an honor and a privilege to think that some of you might be the next great thinkers and leaders, and that you’re spending some of your time with me!

      So whether I officially win or not, I count this as a huge victory. I’ve had a great time talking with you, and I hope you’ll keep the questions coming!

    • Photo: Kevin Baker

      Kevin Baker answered on 26 Apr 2016:

      Jonathan is absolutely right. The goal of me taking part of this opportunity is to not win, it is to talk to students. I actually did not know there was any sort of award for winning until a few days before it all started! If I could find the right way to do it, I would love to answer science and non-science questions asked by students all the time in my spare time. I love talking to people, and I would love to inspire students to pursue science or any of their other passions.

    • Photo: Stephanie Moon

      Stephanie Moon answered on 26 Apr 2016:

      I’m having a great time just chatting with all of you like Jonathan and Kevin said! It’s like we already won.

    • Photo: Melissa Wilson Sayres

      Melissa Wilson Sayres answered on 26 Apr 2016:

      Aw, everyone’s so nice here. To be perfectly honest, it isn’t about the competition. I don’t think any of us are doing this to “win”. The process of interacting with you all is what makes it worth my time, not the possibility of winning a competition.

    • Photo: Kellie Jaremko

      Kellie Jaremko answered on 27 Apr 2016:

      I agree with everyone. This is already a great experience and feel lucky to have been included. We all care about science and passing along our love of it to students. For me its not about the competition. Either way I will still stay involved and participate in any science outreach programs like this. The prize money helps outreach no mater who wins so its all good.